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2005 Dr. Loosen Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett #15

ITEM 8239332 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
ermcc 1 $25 $25
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8362191 1 $25 Aug 7, 2022
I8249090 1 $25 May 29, 2022
I8239332 1 $25 May 22, 2022
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RATINGS

92Wine Enthusiast

...simultaneously light in weight yet dense and concentrated...adds complex flavors of apples, peaches and lemon to terroir-driven notes of slate and spice for a magical result. Finishes with lush, creamy citrus flavors that seem almost like lemon custard.

91Wine Spectator

Lovely combination of ripe fruit, mineral and acidity. A delicate style, displaying peach, nectarine and citrus notes backed by vibrant acidity and an underpinning of slate. Long, juicy finish.

PRODUCER

Dr. Loosen

Dr. Loosen is a 200-year-old estate in Mosel, Germany. Ernest Loosen took over the family estate in 1988 and has continued to improve the already noteworthy Rieslings made at Dr. Loosen. The estate includes six Grand Cru vineyards and produces white wines that range from sweet to dry. Gault Millau annual guide to German wines named Ernest Loosen German winemaker of the year in 2001. Wine writer Jancis Robinson has written that “Ernie Loosen has single-handedly put German wine on the world stage and into the 21st century. He has done it by a mixture of irreverence, tireless traveling and an uncompromising quest for quality.”

REGION

Germany, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer is Germany’s most prestigious wine region and it is comprised of the vineyards surrounding the Mosel River and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer. This region is the northernmost of Germany’s primary viticultural areas, located on the western edge of Germany just above the northeast corner of France. Internationally Mosel Rieslings are considered among the finest white wines in the world. In Germany and elsewhere, the region’s name is often shortened simply to Mosel, and in fact since 2007 Mosel has been the formal name of the region for viticultural purposes. The references to Saar and Ruwer were dropped for ease of marketing. The distinctively crisp, mineral tasting, acidic Rieslings produced in Mosel are attributed partly to the region’s slate soils and extremely vertiginous vineyards. Many vineyards are on 60 to 80 percent cent inclines along the three rivers. Riesling grapes represent more than half of all the grapes grown in Mosel, followed by Muller-Thurgau, a white wine grape related to Riesling, and Elbling, an indigenous white wine grape often used for sparkling wines.

TYPE

White Wine, Riesling, Kabinett

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.